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Global WordPress Translation Day – November 12th


After the success of last year’s event, the WordPress Polyglots team are running a second Global WordPress Translation Day on November 12th. WordPress enthusiasts all over the world are invited to join and it promises to be a fun, rewarding day for those who want to get involved in the WordPress community.

Translation has always been an important element of WordPress’ global appeal and it’s one of the easiest ways to contribute to WordPress. The Global WordPress Translation Day will help you learn more about translating WordPress and enable you to help translate WordPress features into one of 160+ languages.

Sound good? Now let’s discuss how you can take part. The event starts on Saturday November 12th at 0:00 UTC and runs for a full 24 hours. You’re free to dip in and out as you please, whenever is convent for you.

Local contributor events are planned all over the world and you can view the map to check out your nearest event or, if nothing is taking place near you, you can even organise your own. If you’d prefer to take part remotely then that’s not an issue either, as live-streamed remote sessions will be available around the clock on November 12th.

So what exactly can you do during the event? As the WordPress Polyglots put it:

Joining is easy! On November 12th, in your own timezone, translate WordPress or your favourite plugins and themes into your language, while watching live sessions over the course of the day.

Even if you only speak English, there are great sessions about internationalisation that can benefit every developer. There’s also lots of English variants that need your help! For example, English is spoken and written differently in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. You can learn about these differences and why these variants are important during the sessions.

And if you’re feeling fun, try translating WordPress into emoji! Yep, we have a translation of WordPress in emoji!

What do you think? Will you be taking part in the second Global WordPress Translation Day? We’d love to hear your experiences so tweet us @awesem if you take part on the day.